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#31 GRWatcher

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:07 PM

Here is a look at how the Carolina Panthers match up against the Arizona Cardinals:

Quarterback:
Carson Palmer vs Cam Newton. One is a pocket passer on the downward slop of his career. The other is one of the most dynamic play makers the NFL has ever seen. This is an easy call,
Advantage: Panthers
 

 

Freudian slip, Zod? I had to stop reading at that word. Couldn't continue until the tears from laughing so hard stopped.

 

I don't think this game is going to be as easy as some here predict. They're 2-2 and mostly impressing with a win over the Lions who beat the Bears last week in a shoot out. Not too shabby. If our D-line has trouble getting past their O-line (as in Buffalo), it could make for one long day. They will try things to confuse Kuechly, as everyone has this season so far, because he is the true strength of our defense. Brilliantly, he has figured it out each time. Palmer, even with being the statue he is, is a smart QB and a solid pocket passer. Don't let him step up, don't get behind him. I do expect to see more QB roll outs this game too. Our secondary better play their assignments, period. No looking back at Palmer, no playing 12 yards off at the line. Disrupt the routes because it's all going to be timing passes from Palmer.

 

Our offense will have a good day. Think DeAngelo will run and run and run until their D is worn out. Expect more passing in 2nd & 4th quarters. Guard the ball!!!

 

Panthers take it home, 42-29



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:36 PM

Freudian slip, Zod? I had to stop reading at that word. Couldn't continue until the tears from laughing so hard stopped.

 

I don't think this game is going to be as easy as some here predict. They're 2-2 and mostly impressing with a win over the Lions who beat the Bears last week in a shoot out. Not too shabby. If our D-line has trouble getting past their O-line (as in Buffalo), it could make for one long day. They will try things to confuse Kuechly, as everyone has this season so far, because he is the true strength of our defense. Brilliantly, he has figured it out each time. Palmer, even with being the statue he is, is a smart QB and a solid pocket passer. Don't let him step up, don't get behind him. I do expect to see more QB roll outs this game too. Our secondary better play their assignments, period. No looking back at Palmer, no playing 12 yards off at the line. Disrupt the routes because it's all going to be timing passes from Palmer.

 

Our offense will have a good day. Think DeAngelo will run and run and run until their D is worn out. Expect more passing in 2nd & 4th quarters. Guard the ball!!!

 

Panthers take it home, 42-29

Love what your sayin"....not sure about our Cats hanging 42 on AZ though. 



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

They're almost like the giants on offense, struggling running game, oline isn't very good, statue QB. I think our defense plays great in this, I'm just worried about scoring points on them

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

Love what your sayin"....not sure about our Cats hanging 42 on AZ though.


And I don't see rhem scoring 29 points on our d.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:31 AM

The one thing that makes me think that this won't be like the Seattle game is that Palmer is not mobile and the Cards O-line is beaten up and they have a player making his first NFL start going up against Hardy.  The only way they put up 27 points is if they get a ST or Def score (which I guess isn't out of the question).  The chances of us getting e Def TD are just as high, if not higher.  Probably...probably...13 points isn't going to be enough to beat us even if its a low scoring affair.

 

Also, they don't really have a running game and we do.  That bodes well for a team on the road.  They are already one dimensional and we have just the D-line to attack the drop back passer.

 

All of this seems to point to the Panthers having the advantage.  The only thing that really worries me is that we have a knack for losing close games, so it is important that we get out to a 2+ score lead.  Bury them early and make Palmer take those 5 and 7 step drops (of course Fitz will still probably get his 7 or 8 catches).

 

I will stop just short of predicting a score or a winner, but on paper at least it looks like we have several key advantages and should...should...win.  We also have historically played well in AZ.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:54 AM

I'm anxious to see the dline play again, wanna know if the game in buffalo was just an anomaly

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:42 PM

The Panthers team (OFF, DEF, & ST) need to not make any blundering mistakes and the 'cats' take a victory in Arizona.

 

Arizona beat Detroit by knocking out Reggie Bush & Detroit had to drive 80 yards on every drive. 11 drives and all started from the Detroit 20 or worse. Combine that with a blocked FG and fumble in the 2nd half.

Beat Tampa...well Glennon throws two picks in the 4th.

 

Arizona's defense is pretty good. Schula needs a good gameplan to get the Panthers running game at a decent level. B.Bell still worries me. I haven't watched ARI's game on rewind yet, probably tomorrow.

 

I'm pushing for Bizarro Season. Someone replaced Rivera after Buffalo with Coach Arevir and all those close losses in 2011/2012 will be replaced by close wins.

NYG - check. reversed ass-whoopin we got last year

ARI - GINN takes back a punt to break a tie late game FTW.

MINN - Penalty on Minn at the end to push them out of FG range. (18003182596 O.Mare!!!)

StLouis - I got nothing yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:43 PM

Freudian slip, Zod? I had to stop reading at that word. Couldn't continue until the tears from laughing so hard stopped.

 

I don't think this game is going to be as easy as some here predict. They're 2-2 and mostly impressing with a win over the Lions who beat the Bears last week in a shoot out. Not too shabby. If our D-line has trouble getting past their O-line (as in Buffalo), it could make for one long day. They will try things to confuse Kuechly, as everyone has this season so far, because he is the true strength of our defense. Brilliantly, he has figured it out each time. Palmer, even with being the statue he is, is a smart QB and a solid pocket passer. Don't let him step up, don't get behind him. I do expect to see more QB roll outs this game too. Our secondary better play their assignments, period. No looking back at Palmer, no playing 12 yards off at the line. Disrupt the routes because it's all going to be timing passes from Palmer.

 

Our offense will have a good day. Think DeAngelo will run and run and run until their D is worn out. Expect more passing in 2nd & 4th quarters. Guard the ball!!!

 

Panthers take it home, 42-29

29 points would be their largest point total of the year against a team that is giving up 12 points a game.  I don't see them getting to 17.  I also don't see us getting more than 24 unless we score a bunch in the second half.  It will close in the first half but we will pull away.  Still Palmer is not a solid passer nor is he that smart.  He gets rattled easily and throws picks often.

 

He has 4 TDs and 6 picks and a 69 passer rating.  Lets be serious here.......



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:01 PM

 Lets be serious here.......

Well, I was trying to be. But there's so much whining and hedging on this board this week that I thought I'd just shoot for the moon.  :geek:

 

More ways to score than on offense, too.

 

At the very least, we win by under 2 TD's.

 

lol don't be so serious. It's a prediction. My hopes are high. :P



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:23 PM

I am fine with wild predictions I just think people dont realize how bad Palmer is especially inder pressure. His Qbr under pressure is like a 25. And he will be under pressure all day

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:30 PM

I am fine with wild predictions I just think people dont realize how bad Palmer is especially inder pressure. His Qbr under pressure is like a 25. And he will be under pressure all day


Well see if we can get pressure on him

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:43 PM

So you don't think your head coach labeling your offense as putrid would have any motivational affects at all? None?

 

Don't underestimate Palmer, is all I'm saying.

 

 

And, no p55, you obviously are not fine with wild predictions.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:07 PM

What I am fine with is people having an opinion and stating it no matter how off the wall or wild. It doesnt mean I wont debate it or say why it is wrong. But you can still say it.
I just dont think their defense is that great. As for will it be close, I said as much in the first half. I dont think we win by more than 10 points given they play better at home. I Just think our defense will be better and we will be better on offense.



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